We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

Life in lockdown is hard. And like me, if you’ve been working from home for the past four months and have forgotten what being social feels like, your anxiety levels must be through the roof too. Thankfully, Google Search is here to lend a helping hand dealing with your anxiety issues.

Starting today, when you look up for information on anxiety disorders, the knowledge panel will present a series of clinically-validated questions called GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7). You’ll also find other relevant information such as symptoms and common treatment for anxiety in the panel.

Anxiety self-assessment

The answers will be used to assess your anxiety levels on a scale of minimal to severe. Depending on your self-assessment result, you can choose to go through additional resources developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Google says the users’ responses to the questions will be private.

Anxiety self-assessment results

Google Search’s anxiety self-assessment feature is currently limited to the US only, but the company has plans of expanding it to more markets too.

Source: Google Blog

You May Also Like
17-year old Florida teen arrested for being the mastermind behind Twitter’s massive hack
As per the US Department of Justice, the scam bitcoin account that was mentioned in the fraudulent tweets got transfers worth over $100,000.
Google Maps and Search listings now show a Black-owned business attribute
The attribute is identifiable by a round icon with three rust-toned lines running diagonally across it and a black heart in the middle.
Apple’s new gift card is for ‘everything Apple’, both hardware and software
The older Apple Store Gift Cards and the App Store & iTunes Gift Cards will continue to be valid, but they are no longer up for purchase on Apple’s website.